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thecynic

What does everyone think of his presidency so far? I voted for him even though I was a Hilary supporter. So far, I feel like we’ve elected a movie star lead than an actual president. He’s in with the Hollywood boys, the media LOVES him, but I have yet to see him address the more serious issues like the WAR and Health Care.

posted over 10 years ago
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A lot of people expected Obama to be a magic fix all solution when in fact, he’s only been in office for 100 days. The amount of time it takes for any legislation to get passed is a pain in the ass. So while they have been working on solutions, those solutions still have to be passed by the Senate and the House and if one or the other has changes to make, then they have to vote all over again.

I voted for Obama with the knowledge that he was going to fail no matter how well he did. No matter who came into office they were going to fail because the country was going to expect immediate results, which just isn’t possible.

I think in another few months, or even after he’s been in office for a year, we’ll have a better idea of whether or not he’s an effective president or it was all just propaganda and the chant of “change.” Plus, I think until the economy stabilizes and makes positive progress, other topics might take more of a back seat.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@ lauradora: I agree, definitely. Obama himself said that, even if he was elected to two terms in office, we might not see visible results until after he steps down. But so far, given all the problems and crises that’s been dumped on his lap, I think he’s doing a fairly decent job.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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I love how people act like they can predict the next four years of Obama’s presidency. He just got into office. Give him a break, I don’t care if you’re an Obama supporter or not. Apparently he’s much more qualified to be President than you (that’s an understood “you,” thanks so don’t be sensitive and take it personally), otherwise he wouldn’t be in office. Let’s all just sit quietly like good little American citizens and let the man do his job. He’s got a shitload on his plate right now and he doesn’t need us whining in his ear about everything.

And look on the brightside. You live in AMERICA. Sure our economy is shit, but we’ve got way more rights and freedom than any other country on the planet. You’re living in the best place possible right now, no matter who’s in office. So count your blessings and shut up.

:D

posted over 10 years ago
 
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I voted for Mccain. What mostly won people over is ending the war in Iraq. Sounds dandy except were sending those that were in Iraq into Afghanistan. He wants to become the next Roosevelt-wanting to fix everyone’s problems. He’s a socialist-a populist. He is not focusing on America. He has done a lot though, he has signed off a lot bills and stimulus packages but we have not seen any positive numbers. Big name company are filing for bankruptcy, numbers for employment and the economy are worse than it was with Bush. In fact, I don’t understand why America hates bush. He told us we were going to fight a long war with troops on ground. We applauded him. And because he kept his promise we hate him for it? We should respect Bush for not backing down to get his popularity numbers back up. Obama will only give us another Vietnam in Iraq. A worse state.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@camerakind Wow, that’s a very different view than what I hear from others around me. Go figure, I live in SF (communist land). I first have to say that I support you in voicing your opinion in a public forum. There are a lot of republican haters (I’m not one of them) amongst people our age, and it’s brave of you to stand up for what you believe in.
I do however, want to point out that “we” did not support Bush to go into Iraq. It was hardly a vote among the people. Just a lot of media attention on his take on the war and why we needed to fight it.
Not that I’m a Obama supporter, but with the state of the Iraq war seemingly never ending, I’d take a Vietnam over a WWIII any day.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@ camerakind: He has done a lot though, he has signed off a lot bills and stimulus packages but we have not seen any positive numbers.

So, you wanted him to fix our economy in 100 days or fewer? Those bills and stimulus packages were designed for the long-run — not to satisfy our immediate needs, but the security and stability of future generations (which would be completely fucked otherwise). And that’s why we may not see any positive numbers until a decade from now. Obama has reiterated this many times over.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@thefield (sorry, forum cuts off your full name).
I don’t think that anyone expects him to fix the economy in 100 days or fewer. However, by saying that his packages won’t take effect till 10 years later puts no accountability in his administration. He will likely run for office again in 4 years. At year 3, can he keep on saying: I’ve done a lot to pass bills that will benefit you guys in 7 years, and you should vote for me because I’m trust worthy?
All I’m saying is that whether or not another bill is passed is not extremely relevant to our daily lives. Whether the benefit will impact us 10 or 20 years down the line is also not tangible to modern day discussion. In order for me to feel like I’m under good leadership, I need to see concrete evidence that something has improved. Not saying that Obama cannot convince me, but I don’t buy it just yet.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@ thecynic: However, by saying that his packages won’t take effect till 10 years later puts no accountability in his administration. Doesn’t it, though? A huge part of those bills and stimulus packages directly addresses the critical fact that we’re neck-deep in environmental degradation, which affects us all. Bush refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol and essentially did very little to prevent us from sinking further into a resource-draining pit. To recover from this point, it’s going to take an incredibly long time — there is no quick and easy solution. That Obama is trying to make a solution that will hold out in the long run (instead of collapse after a short burst of false recovery) puts accountability into his administration. (If his plans, however, result in massive failure — then, of course, he will be accountable for that, too.)

I should hope that, if he does run for re-election, Obama will not attempt to rely solely on the fact that he passed bills to implement a long-term solution. He’s handling countless other problems and issues, too, including attempting to regain the rest of the world’s trust and confidence in America. Our foreign relations status was at an all-time low with Bush, and – like the environmental problem – it will take a long time to repair that damage, as well. Obama risked – and did receive – a great deal of criticism from Americans and our allies by doing his first post-presidency interview on Arabic television, and by being willing to listen to radicals like Chavez and Ahmadinejad. He’s not looking for praise or an increase in popularity numbers. He’s just reaching out, and that – in itself – I think qualifies as concrete evidence of improvement.

Of course, he’s not perfect, and I highly doubt he’ll have a 100% success rate at the end of it all. But I think where we’re at is definitely better than where we were before.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@camerakind: I voted for McCain, too! :) My family supported the democratic party until Obama. LOL

posted over 10 years ago
 
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@ThursdaysChild: Although my family was a supporter of neither Obama nor McCain (Clinton, anyone?), we voted for the more ‘experienced’ one, so to say. We are also pro-life and do not believe in ending the war abruptly (August 2010, as Obama promised) rather than settling it over a longer period of time. I guess we just weren’t fazed by his vision.

posted over 10 years ago
 
twinkl
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I just think he’s overhyped.

And wish Gore would have won all those years ago….

posted over 10 years ago
 
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I so agree with camerakind. Also, he’s INCREASING the number of troops sent to Afghanistan.
Obama is sticking to his campaign promise of higher taxes…
Also, very tired of hearing people critique or praise Michelle Obama’s wardrobe…can we stick to the actual politics on our “news” channels???

posted over 10 years ago
 
fauxfur
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@twinkl: Seriously. The media swayed so many kids my age into this ‘Obamarama’ Mania. Most of them were not even aware of his campaign promises. Oh, and An Inconvenient Truth = Win.

@ClothesHorse: LOL, Michelle Obama.

posted over 10 years ago
 
bauss
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I think it’s too early to really say. Everybody was kind of expecting a huge turn around when he stepped into office.

What really annoyed me was all the kids who wore Obama shirts… I just wanted to shake them by the shoulders and angrily demand why they were supporting someone they know almost nothing about.

posted over 10 years ago
 
thecynic
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@clotheshorse Finally! Does anyone else think that she’s really should not be in the 100 most beautiful people list? I am not a racist (my grandmother is black) and while I think she’s not bad looking, I don’t think that her face is pretty at all. I do think that she dresses well, but not more than Laura Bush or Hillary Clinton. I just don’t get what the hype is about when it comes to the looks of people in the White House. It just feels like it’s all about how “cool” these people are. There is no depth to it.
Btw, I truly enjoy Chictopia. It’s not just a site for fashion inspiration, people look good but also have meaningful thoughts. Very few places like this on the internet.

posted over 10 years ago
 
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Ok, I am a supporter of Obama…and I know he’s not just slacking off with his work in office. The media want to get their hand on anything they can report. Yes, Obama is in alot of mags, posters, and other things…it’s only because he’s african American. Although, he is mixed it’s kind of a big deal to people b/c some never thought they would see the day of a black president.

I know he’s trying to do as much as he can, Bush put America through a lot of crap, and it’s going to take time to fix his mess.

posted over 10 years ago
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